A month ago I received an email from Albay Potter, a student who was going through a tough time during COVID. This is the email I received…
“My name is Albay, a student in the last year of my studies. Looking forward to being an architect in the future.
I had a great chance of winning a scholarship to one of my favourite universities, but unfortunately due to the pandemic situation, everything got cancelled. Crushed-down dreams got me feeling very sad which caused me stress even on my exam period.
Reading your article and others inspired me to write something that could help other people when they’re not feeling very well. I’m writing this email to ask if there is a possibility to publish a piece of mine in your blog. I thought of starting to write this one “How To Get Inspired When You Hit The Bottom”.”
Here’s Albay’s article. Enjoy.
How to Get Inspired When You Hit the Bottom
When you hit the bottom, it is hard to find the way out. It is not only about finding the way but about finding the motivation and inspiration to start the journey again. It requires an extra effort to find something that boosts your soul and ultimately, your life. But life itself has plenty of opportunities to allow you to find what you need. Here are some ideas to start.
At first, volunteering when you hit the bottom might look against all the odds. However, this kind of activity can give you a new and fresh perspective of what is going on in your life. First of all, you will have the chance to witness how other people also hit the bottom in different ways. Then, you will have the chance to learn what they do to solve their problems. That can give you ideas to solve your own situation. Also, you can find satisfaction in helping others. During the process, you will have the chance to make new friends and connect with new people that can give you the inspiration you need to stand up again.
This is a moment when you can use your time to do many things just for the pleasure of doing them. And playing is a very effective way to find inspiration. When you play you are free and relaxed. That allows your brain to release some chemicals that can give you a lot of pleasure. As a result, you can gain a new perspective and find new inspiration to rebound. You can play some video games but you can also invite friends and relatives to enjoy old fashion games. Something like Monopoly, bingo, and other activities that allow you to share. The inspiration might come from your playmates and from the game itself.
When you travel, your inspirational journey starts from the moment you plan the trip. From selecting the destination, the transportation, the hotels, and so on. That might include obtaining an international driving permit that allows you to rent a car freely and go wherever you want in another country. Also, a strategic location of the hotel. And, all the documents and authorisations you need to enter a new country. To get the best out of the trip, it is important to invest all the time you need to plan it.
Once you arrive at your destination, you will have the chance to explore new cultures, places, and people and feel free to get the inspiration you need. And if you were wise enough when you planned, you will get the best of it.
4. Explore the nature
Mother nature is an extraordinary source of inspiration for many people. Artists find many of their best ideas enjoying nature. You can go camping, spend time on the beach, go to the river and the mountains, among others. By breathing fresh air and getting in touch with the land and the water, you may find inspiration easily. When you explore nature, you also have the chance to witness it’s natural cycles. That includes the cycles of animals, plants, flowers, and anything else. That can give a new approach to your own life cycle and anticipate what you can expect in your life.
5. Read a book
Yes, you can read a book but you can read many of them too. Nowadays, there are plenty of short reading materials around the web. As a result, many of us lose the experience of going into one story and all the sides of it. From fiction, drama, business, romance novels, and so on. By reading a complete book, you have the chance to experience all the emotions, ideas, and approaches of the author. That can be a roller coaster for your emotions that can shake your brain and your soul to find the inspiration you need to continue your life journey.
Hitting the bottom in your life is also an extraordinary opportunity to explore many aspects of it. When you need the inspiration to get back to life, anything counts. At this point, you can’t go any lower. Hence, whatever you do to try to find your way back is something that will add something positive to your life.